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MIDSTREAM & PIPELINES Accredited, Quality Support Services for the Offshore Industry. But at a Fraction of the Price? The DP Marine group of companies originally comprised only the Bergen office, and was founded in 2014 by Peter Solvang the former GL Noble Denton DP country manager. The company operates to ISO 9001 standards, is Achilles qualified and are full IMCA members. From a single office in 2014 we are now located in 6 regions around the world, with more to come. U sing similar top end DP & Marine Assurance techniques to those previously practiced but offering these services at greatly reduced prices, the company quickly expanded, gathering new & loyal clients across the globe. Presently there are offices located in Singapore, Cyprus, Bergen, Stavanger, Denmark & the UK all operating under the same corporate identity & strict quality controls. The aim of the group is to offer our clients the very best quality & level of service, but due to the way the company is structured, at much reduced prices. We are presently in negotiations with possible openings for new offices in Africa, Canada & Australia. In a depressed market this is exactly what ship- owners & operators need – the maintenance of top level vessel readiness & compliance with all industry requirements, whilst at the same time reducing overheads & costs, and providing global coverage. In 2015 we delivered 18 new DP FMEA’s all to the latest DNV RP-D102 guidelines for Class 2 & 3 DP vessels. In conjunction with a major Offshore ship- owner we pioneered the remote / Rolling DP trials program and as of January 2017 were nominated for the Offshore Support Journal DP award 2016. Results will be announced in February 2017. These offer cut priced annual DP testing for offshore vessels, combined with crew training & reduced workload for office based personnel. Remote trials are offered to ship-owners as an alternative to our more standard ‘attended’ trials, thus giving owners the choice of which service they prefer. No other DP practitioner can offer this choice – DP Marine is the only experienced company with a track record & experience with remote / rolling DP trials. All of our CMID & OVID inspections are performed by accredited inspectors, one of the few companies to offer full CMID (AVI) coverage. Peter Solvang, Managing Director & owner of DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS was the very first inspector to be awarded AVI status, and has certificate number 001. As the business has expanded, so we have 48 DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS provide Marine Assurance services for clients throughout Norway, Scandinavia and across the world. catered for our clients requirements, adding MWS, ISM auditing, DP assurance, Critical spares analyses, Sale & purchase / condition / & suitability surveys, crane inspections, LOLER, PUEW, Drops & Ladder Access surveys to the portfolio. Presently under development is a vessel re-activation system designed for bringing vessels quickly, efficiently & safely out of lay-up and back into service. In short, if it needs doing, we have the resources & expertise not only to do it, but to do it well, and to do it now. We are currently making inroads to the renewables sector, where wind installation & service vessels have until now been largely excluded from the general offshore compliance regimes. As the renewables sector & offshore installation decommissioning requirements expand, so we have put our resources into remaining ahead of the game, and are therefore prepared for whichever way the market trends, and what our clients are needing. Looking to the future the company will continue to be dynamic, forward thinking, flexible & cost efficient. We intend to lead the market rather than to follow trends, putting systems into place before they are needed, to be prepared for the next challenge from our clients, and to build the company into a strong & reliable brand throughout all sectors of the offshore, renewable & the decommissioning sectors of the market. We aim to continue being the breath of fresh air that these market segments need and deserve. If you would like more information about the DP Marine group, please contact us using the information below. • DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS T: +47 92032277 E: info@dpmarine.org W: http://www.dpmarine.org